Embedded Software Engineer

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  • Location

    Belfast, County Antrim

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence, Aerospace Software and Systems

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  • Salary:

    £45 - £50 per hour + negotiable

  • Contact:

    Andrew Morris

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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The successful candidate will work as part of a team of Software Engineers in one of our client's multi-discipline programmes and will participate in all phases of the software development lifecycle. This will involve embedded software development, targeting off the shelf high-technology sub-systems or in-house processor-driven boards using a range of real-time operating systems.

Software assignments will be across varied product lines, for example land vehicle platforms, missiles and training systems.


  • Designing and developing real-time embedded software solutions.
  • Integrating and debugging solutions on target hardware, addressing issues arising during hardware/software integration
  • Targeting multiple real-time platforms (e.g. VxWorks and MicroC/OS) using C (and some C++)
  • Developing to alternative software lifecycles with participation in all aspects of the software lifecycle
  • Software requirements management and traceability using industry best practice, tools and techniques.
  • Software test planning and execution (Unit, Integration and System Level)
  • Developing software solutions with a view to reuse.
  • Documenting all aspects of the software production process in accordance with company processes and standards


  • Knowledge of embedded real-time software development.
  • Knowledge of the hardware/software interface.
  • Understanding of real-time operating system behaviour.
  • Appreciation of software requirements analysis, specification & design
  • Knowledge of procedural C language
  • Understanding of data communications (e.g. 1553, RS422) and networking
  • Understanding of the principles and levels of software testing
  • Practical experience of integrating embedded solutions on target hardware.
  • Debugging on a target hardware platform.
  • Track record of developing C/C++ applications.


  • Knowledge of UML
  • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies
  • Graphical User Interface design and development
  • Understanding of software configuration control
  • Knowledge of one or more of VxWorks, uC/OS or SYS/BIOS
  • Knowledge of object-oriented C++ language
  • Model-driven software development using UML.
  • Graphical User Interface development.
  • Using change management and version control systems.
  • Developing under a range of software methodologies.